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2017-2018 Course Catalog

Robotics & Control Systems Engineering Technology, AAS


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The Robotics & Control Systems Engineering Technology program prepares students for a career as a technician in industrial manufacturing. At the end of the program, students should be able to diagnose and repair industrial equipment ranging from the basic motor control devices used in hard automation to the sophisticated industrial robots and computer-integrated manufacturing cells that utilize microprocessors for programming and servo control.

The curriculum includes both fundamental technologies and system applications. Upon program completion, students may seek employment maintaining plant equipment with area manufacturers, or with companies that produce process control or robotic devices.

For more information about the Robotics & Control Systems Engineering Technology program, please visit our website at https://www.dmacc.edu/programs/automationrobotics/Pages/welcome.aspx.

Program Details


Location: Ankeny


Students start Fall semester


Program Entry Requirements


  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Attend any required information/registration session.
  3. Satisfy the required assessment by taking the reading and sentence skills Accuplacer test or equivalent.
  4. Minimum ALEKS math placement score of 30, or minimum ACT math score of 19, or completion of MAT 063  with a grade of “C” or higher.
  5. Successful completion of CSC 110 - Intro to Computers  or equivalent or approval of the program counselor.

Graduation Requirements


To earn a Robotics & Control Systems Engineering Technology AAS degree, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Semester 2


Option 1 - Select 1 Course


Semester 3


Option 2 - Select 1 Course


Total Credits Required to Complete this AAS Degree - 71*


*Total credits are calculated using the least number of credits needed to satisfy the option requirements.

Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$151.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs


Costs Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semeser 4 Semester 5
Books (approximate) 500 300 450 550 550
Supplies   90     100  

Approximate total for program: $13,261**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


  • Repair motor control devices and automated equipment.
  • Perform installation of process control and robotic equipment.
  • Perform update modifications of existing systems.
  • Perform preventive maintenance and periodic performance checks.
  • Maintain service records of equipment.
  • Interact with managerial and operational work force in the industrial processing field.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles of electronics, physics, mathematics and industrial equipment.
  • Apply such knowledge to problems surrounding the operation, installation, maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of process control and robotic equipment.
  • Communicate with industrial processing people, both the managers and the operational work force, about the safe operation, installation and modification of equipment.
  • Demonstrate ability to understand the technical manuals and other literature to upgrade existing skills and learn new skills.

What Else Should I Consider about this Program or Career Choice?


  • Graduates are employed as automation technicians in fields such as computer automated water treatment systems, mail sorting automation, security, computer-controlled systems, manufacturing, environmental control and automated food processing.
  • May work irregular hours and may have occasional “on-call” duties.
  • Anticipated average starting salary $38,000.

Nondiscrimination Statement


DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

Agriculture, National & Environmental Services /Architecture, Engineering, and Construction/Arts, Design, and Visual communications/Business, Management, and Marketing/Education, Public, and Human Services/Health Science/Hospitality and Culinary/Information Technology/Manufacturing/Transportation & Logistics

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (in employment), disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status of a person. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6857, sgbittner@dmacc.edu.  Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6574, dkmckittrick@dmacc.edu.  Question or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312/730-1560, tax 312/730-1576..

Legal references: Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S. C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).(2017)

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